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The fires razed more than 24 million hectares of drought-stricken bushland and forest across Australia in late 2019 and early 2020, killing more than 30 people and destroying thousands of homes.(AFP | Representational image)

Australian ‘lives and homes’ at risk as bushfire nears Perth

Perth, Australia | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:45 AM IST
Residents in several suburbs south of Perth have been warned to be on watch as around 150 firefighters battled a blaze which has razed more than 230 hectares since Saturday.
Australia's captain Aaron Finch during warm up.(AP)
Australia's captain Aaron Finch during warm up.(AP)

India vs Australia: Cricket is insignificant when it comes to matters like bushfires - Aaron Finch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Australia will face India in their first ODI encounter on January 14 and Aaron Finch hopes that they will be able to give the people back home ‘something to smile about’.
#PrayForAustralia trended on Twitter with 1.07 million tweets.(Twitter)
#PrayForAustralia trended on Twitter with 1.07 million tweets.(Twitter)

‘Pray for Australia’ trends on Twitter as people pray for respite from fires. Scary videos flood Twitter too

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 07:36 PM IST
#PrayForAustralia trended on Twitter with 1.07 million tweets.
File image of Justin Langer(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Justin Langer(Action Images via Reuters)

Australia, New Zealand players to pay tribute to personnel fighting bushfires

Sydney | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 01:25 PM IST
With many parts of the country in the grip of devastating fires and the death toll rising on Wednesday, the third Sydney Test will take place with a sombre backdrop and very likely under hazy skies.
A view shows light and smoke from wild bushfires in Victoria, Australia on 31 December.(REUTERS Photo)
A view shows light and smoke from wild bushfires in Victoria, Australia on 31 December.(REUTERS Photo)

12 dead, several missing as Australia counts the cost of devastating bushfires

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Fanned by soaring temperatures, columns of fire and smoke blackened entire towns in Australia, forcing thousands of residents and holidaymakers to seek shelter on beaches.
The kangaroo, which was filmed in water up to its chest, flapped its ears and appeared unharmed.(Facebook/98.1 Power FM)
The kangaroo, which was filmed in water up to its chest, flapped its ears and appeared unharmed.(Facebook/98.1 Power FM)

Exhausted kangaroo cools down in backyard pool as bushfires rage

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 05:12 PM IST
A family in the upper Hunter region of New South Wales filmed a kangaroo taking a dip in their swimming pool at the weekend as temperatures topped 42 Celsius.
Bushfires raging in Australia’s east coast in the recent weeks have threatened the country’s koala population(AP)
Bushfires raging in Australia’s east coast in the recent weeks have threatened the country’s koala population(AP)

Australian bushfires could destroy all koala habitat: Conservationists

Sydney | By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 06:44 AM IST
At least 350 of the marsupials living on a national reserve in the town of Port Macquarie in New South Wales, 300 kilometres north of Sydney, have died in the bushfires, the group Koala Conservation Australia said last week.
Bear has been wearing protective socks on his paws to search through areas scorched by fire.(Facebook/ifaw)
Bear has been wearing protective socks on his paws to search through areas scorched by fire.(Facebook/ifaw)

Dog abandoned as puppy helps find koalas injured in Australian bushfires

SYDNEY | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Bear the dog, is trained to find both koalas and quolls, another small Australian marsupial, in the wild.
The Sydney Opera House is seen as smoke haze from bushfires drifts over the CDB in Sydney.(REUTERS Photo)
The Sydney Opera House is seen as smoke haze from bushfires drifts over the CDB in Sydney.(REUTERS Photo)

New blazes break out as Australians take shelter from intense bushfires

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 04:30 AM IST
A fire that erupted in Sydney’s northern suburbs in the late afternoon immediately cut off exit routes for some residents, a sign of the intensity of blazes erupting in tinder-dry bush.
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